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Reviewed 5 November 2014

Arrived to a note at reception saying key was in our cabin door. Cabin itself had breathtaking views that were only complimented by the gentle gurgling of the creek just nearby. Condition of the cabin was wonderful, spacious, comfortable, clean and warm. The two minutes it took to drive in to town was not an issue, and easily had a better view then many of the other hotels we saw. Only strange thing was that we went looking for the staff again later that evening, as well as the following morning; and saw hide nor hair of them. Didn't really matter, our stay was really lovely and the view was better then we could have dreamed.

  • Stayed: November 2014
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Thank jessieonfire1
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Reviewed 4 May 2014

We stayed in a cottage over Easter, during the terrible storm, and were lucky enough to arrive on the day the power got restored, after there being no power for 4 days. We didn't actually interact with any staff during our whole stay (there was a note in the window of the reception when we arrived, telling us which room to go to and that power was expected to be restored that day) but that was fine. The views from the cottage were nice - looking out over a river, towards the mountains where the glacier is, although we couldn't actually see the glacier from our room. The room had a full kitchen, lounge seating & tv, a double bed in the alcove off the lounge and another double bed in a separate bedroom - so plenty of space to spread out. The bathroom had a decent shower but could benefit from an extractor fan being installed, as it got incredibly steamy. The room was cleany and tidy and suited our needs. The only two things I could fault it on was the distance from Franz Josef village (it was much further than we had expected, about a 6-7 minute drive) and the bed we slept on in the separate bedroom had terrible roll-together - perhaps the bed in the lounge would have been better.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank rin007
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Reviewed 18 April 2014

The cottages are beautiful, well maintained, with absolutely outstanding views to the mountains/glaciers. I agree with other comments that some of the metal along the river bed is unpleasant but the views truly outweigh this a-plenty!

Additionally, we were in the unfortunate position of attempting to leave Franz Josef as TC Ita affected Northern Island and North/West of the South Island. If the cottages weren't welcoming enough, the owners also went out of their way to assist us with advice and access to local information and knowledge. Had it not been for their welcoming nature and kindness, we would have missed our flight home the following morning.

Yes, the cottages are gorgeous and the location lovely. But the hospitality and willingness to help demonstrated true dedication to travelers!

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank Deanne G
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Reviewed 29 March 2014

I stayed here with my husband, mom and aunt while visiting the glacier. The cabin was comfortable for our night's stay, but very basic. The lobby had information about wifi and DVD rentals, $2 per person per day for wifi and $5 to rent an old dvd. Normally I wouldn't notice that kind of stuff, but we had just driven a long day and wanted to unwind for a bit. The single beds were quite uncomfortable and my mom and aunt said they felt like they were going to fall out if they moved. The place is a little out of town but just a 5 min drive, so nothing too bad. Quite a bit of insects were able to sneak in, but it's rural NZ, so you can expect that! It worked for a place to stay the night, but wouldn't vacation here for a while. I would recommend it as a basic accommodation, no frills.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Tallyj17
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Reviewed 28 March 2014

We stayed here recently for 1 night. The cottage was basic but clean and comfortable and had a great view. The location is great and the value for money Is excellent. The service was very friendly. Would stay here again.

Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
Thank David I
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